San Francisco Supes Approve Law Requiring EV Charging Stations In Parking Lots, Garages

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to require some city parking lots and garages to provide charging stations for electric vehicles.

According to the legislation, commercial parking lots and garages with more than 100 parking spaces would have to install electric vehicle charging stations for more than 10 percent of the spaces.The legislation is the first of its kind in the nation, according to the mayor’s office…(more)

At this time when PG&E is shutting off power we need to think a lot bigger than just installing EV charging stations to charge cars. We need to consider how to get more people off the grid by encouraging independent solar systems on rooftops and we need to protect them once they are installed. The EV charging stations may be powered with solar power and that power stored in car batteries may be used to charge phones and other mobile devices. We need to think a lot bigger about independent power systems.